A Pennsylvania coroner declared Deng’s death a homicide.
Police charged 37 people.
The four defendants to be sentenced Monday pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and face jail time.READ MORE: COVID 1 Year: CBS2 Speaks To Mount Sinai Doctor Who Diagnosed First Case In New York City
Their fraternity, Pi Delta Psi, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter following a trial. It has been banned from Pennsylvania for 10 years and ordered to pay a fine of more than $110,000 for its role in Deng’s death.
Deng’s mother prepared a statement to be read at the sentencing. Mary Deng wrote the pain feels like “a cat clawing and scratching” at her heart.
Defense attorneys have called Deng’s death a tragedy but said their clients didn’t intend to kill him. They characterized it as a fraternity prank gone horribly awry.
Baruch College threw the fraternity chapter off campus permanently in response to the incident.MORE NEWS: Hottest New Trend On The Streets Is Sales Of Merchandise Representing New York City
(© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)